only on al jazeera america. . >> announcer: this is al jazeera. this is the al jazeera newshour i'm david foster god to have you along. this is what we are looking at in detail in the next 60 minutes. a breakthrough on the ukraine crisis. warring sides agree to a ceasefire after hours of tough negotiations in belarus. the korean air executive that flew into a rage packet of nuts has been found guilty
greeks show their support for the new government. debt talks with the e.u. have so far failed. the retrial of two al jazeera journalists are set to begin in cairo more on the ceasefire, the one announced for eastern ukraine. the leaders of russia ukraine, france and germany have been having the talks. live from the french president francis hollande. >> translation:..and a good champ of what france and germany are capable to do. thank you just a few problems with the connection with belarus at the moment. i believe we have vladimir putin, a few minutes ago. this is what he had to say.
>> translation: good morning. i think everybody's interested in how - how - who is trying to make - it wasn't the best night in my life but morning is good. despite all the difficulties of negotiations we have managed to agree in the main thing. the reason why it took so long i think because ukranian authorities refuse - resent a direct contact with representatives of the republican - the republic. they are not even recognised yet. still there is a need - the need of direct talks. we worked in those conditions
that we had. and agreed to - in my opinion, about many things. the first thing a ceasefire. 15th of february. secondly position and i believe - i believe that most improved very improved the removal of heavy weapons from the territory. from the buffer zone that we agreed on 19th of september last year. by troops and the representative first. the third is a political - there was several positions.
first, there was constitutional reforms, where the legitimate rights of residents, donblast should be included. weaponization of border issues. including representatives of donblast and militia ideas. implement aches of measures special status over those regions, and matters of humanitarian and economic occurrences. all sides will restrain from fire activities.
the representatives of republics insist that they resented not just to hold the fire in response to the troops. they say that they surrounded a 6,000-8,000 of ukrainian troops. and they will lay down their weapons. but still we call upon both sides to hold peace and avoid unnecessary casualties, and do everything for - withdrawal of troops and heavy weapons will be conducted without unnecessary bloodshed well that is some of what the russian president had to say
a short while ago, as we go to our correspondent rory challands, outside the presidential palace, listening to what has been said. vladimir putin telling the bargain to the people back home, saying the delays were caused by the ukrainians. not the people he claimed to represent, but the people's republic of various regions. i want to know from what you heard, rory from how it differs from last september, and what would make this one hold like the other didn't. >> that's the big question. basically the minsk agreement from 2014 was always the basis of this round of peace talks as well. it was a springboard, a platform from which they worked. we'll have to wait for more details for the specifics of
this agreement. to work out how it was agreed in september 2014. i can go to some of the things that have been agreed here as we are hearing from the various leaders, and what they said to the press. what we do know is that a ceasefire has been arranged to begin on sunday. that's february the 16th. and we know that it involves a pull back of heavy artillery, it will start two days after the ceasefire, and should be completed by 14 days time. all foreign military will be removed from ukraine. of course by that he means russian soldiers. also we are talking about hostage releases. now, there is an agreement. we believe it will be undertaken to release a woman who is a ukrainian pilot currently appealing in a
courtroom accused of the deaths of russian journalists. this has all been signed by the group, which involves the separatist leaders, representatives of groups in the east of ukraine, and the o.s.c.e. the russian ambassador. it's essential to get by from all of those parties. particularly the separatist himself. we under the ukranian control of the russian border will be established by the end of the year and also that there'll be regular meetings of the four leaders for the marathon talks over the last 15, 17 hours or so. to make sure the agreement is implemented properly because nothing matters about what is going on here unless it can be
put into practice on the ground. it's a similar situation from what we say in september 2014. all the agreements were never put into practice. the ceasefire fell apart. what will make the difference is if the leaders stick to the agreements they made here. >> it happens at midnight saturday. who is going to be there to make sure this happens. who are the monitors going to be? >> well i think a lot of monitoring is going to be done by sce. this is a monitoring group. it does work throughout the world. it has been particularly in eastern ukraine, it's been monitoring the borders. it's been looking at what is going on in pleases like donetsk. luhansk, anywhere where violence has been flaring up. this is the most likely
organization involved in the monitoring of a truce, that will be the ones that all seeds are involved with not involving all sides. it has representatives of russia and the european countries as well. it's considered to be the most balanced and impartial group. >> we have been reporting for such a long time about what is going on since we had the demonstrations in kiev and the overthrow of the previous president. your trips in and out of that country - how much do you think things have changed for those people? >> sorry can you repeat the question a bit. the audio was a little bad in my year. >> when you go in and out of ukraine, and ever since all of this started. how much do you think life has changed for the people caught up in the middle of the warring
factions? >> it's been an absolute drastic situation for hundreds of thousands of people that love in east of ukraine. i remember when i was in kiev at the end of 2014 when the whole maidan protest movement was kicking off, and you had many many protesters in kiev trying to overthrow the government. there was a lot of talk then about what the implications of a revolution would be. there was talk about a potential civil war. it seemed impropable at the time that that would happen. fast-forward to where we are now. that is what is going on. we have well over 5,000 deaths on the grounds in eastern ukraine. we have a country that is ripped apart. that always had to deal with subdivisions but those divisions have now been magnified many many times. and it's turned into the most
serious security situation. than has been in europe for some time back. >> we have to go back to the wars in the balkans, 20 or 10 years ago to find anything that is similar. >> thanks a lot. we'll leave you there for the time being. go and get warm. we won't leave you there, but we'll depart from you. rory challands in bell awe ruse. now -- bell awe ruse. now, the head of the i.m.f. announced a bail out package involving financing. >> a dialogue with the authorities that has approved successful constitute a package, bilateral and multilateral funding that over the course will be adequate to help the communities to conduct the reforms. >> let's go to kiev. associate professor.
a lot of money, but a hefty price to pay. >> well the reality is we had an announcement. the figure of 40 billion, the announcement was 25 billion. nevertheless it's over four years, this is going to be a very very long and - and difficult road to economic reform. i think ukrainians are ready for it. if only we had peace to do the reforms. what sort of reforms do they have to be? >> a lot of things. firstly, there's issues with respect to doing business. it has to do with corruption and licensing, and to do with various procedures required for registering businesses and operating a business. it has to do with gas prices. the energy prices and
traditionally they've been subsidised by the government. and the government can't afford to subbedize them. austerity will come in. there's talk of the fact that there'll be a significant amount of health subsidies for the poorest. at the moment they are provided for everyone which is wrong. ukraine buys gas at one price and sells it to its own population at a fifth of the price. it's not sustainable. >> what you have is a population that is disrupted to say the very least, by the fighting. a population asked to make financial sacrifices companies that may not be able to keep on the workforce, you have higher unemployment. it's a recipe for further social mayhem isn't it? >> well look one of the things - i was listening to your
previous report and there's an issue with the discourse. the ukranian problems military problems in ukraine are not home grown. this is not a civil war. if ukrainians were allowed to in peace, they would reform the country. they show last year that they are capable of taking things in hand undering that there'll be sacrifices today to make a better future tomorrow. unfortunately, mr vladimir putin in russia is not allowing us to do that. there's issues of massive amounts of military equipment shipped over the border. massive amounts of troops flooded over the border. and 3% has been occupied. i do want to stress that. it's only 3%. we have 97% that could prosper. wars cost a lot of money.
ukrainians are forced to defend themselves. the fact is we thank you very much indeed. a professor at the academy. god to talk to you. >> that's okay in south korea a former airline executive has been child for a year over a bag of nuts. she has been found guilty of obstructing aviation safety forcing a korean airport to return and off-load the steward because she didn't like the way he served her. harry fawcett has more from seoul. >> it's an extraordinary fall for someone of high status in south korean society as haether cho, over something as trivial as a bag of nuts. the chief judge in delivering his verdict said that she did not regret her action and they
amounted to trampling human being. it happened on september the 5th. at jfk airport, where she was served the bag of nuts she abused the flight attendant and the chief flight attendant in that cabin, and forced the plane back. where the flight attendant was rejected. she knew she was breaking the safety law by changed flight path of the aircraft and was convicted. an executive from korean airways convicted for interfering in the government investigation into all of this and a member of the transport military involved. korean air executive given an 8 month sentence and the transport ministery a suspended sentence.
cho came to exemplify the impunity of control over the behaviour of the very powerful conglomerate families that very much run the economy in this country and is starting a one year prison term. >> harry fawcett there on the korean nutcase. the greek proposal to revise its debt hasn't made much progress. there could be movement in the next round of talks. the head of the minister said not enough progress has been made. >> it was my ambition to agree on the steps to take in the next couple of days so we could spend them well and make more progress between now and monday. unfortunately, we have not been able to do that. we'll continue the talks on monday, and move on from there. >> our proposal is very simple. no unilateral moves, no
aggressive moves on our part. we are simply asking for some time to table the proposals, and be given a chance. the fact that we have a mandate doesn't give us the right to do what we want. it gives us the right to be heard. >> barnaby phillips live in athens first, the latest from simon mcgregor-wood in brussels what is the real story, what is going on. >> well people who are far smarter than i and have a sense of nuances of e.u. diplomacy are saying that we came close to a draft agreement between the creek foreign minister and his euro group in late night talks. we understand there was a draft agreement which told the greeks that they had to continue under
the terms of the exiting bailout. but there was a suggestion that there may be flexibility for further investigation of the greek 10 point plan but it was knocked back by members of the government in athens when they got wind of the text. which meant ending the agreement. ideally they wanted a draft agreement to go forwards to the next time they met op monday and between now and then the nitty-gritty to be worked out. they didn't get over the hurdle and there's disappointment about that. the greeks came with a demographic mandate asking for flexibility, and the response was pretty cool. >> thank you. barnaby in athens. if some kind of deal is made and the europeans are saying that i'm afraid the debt package has to stand, is there a growing
sense in greece that the party elected to end austerity is not able to do so. >> they are under a lot of political pressure and can ongive so much wiggle room. there must have been 10, 15,000 people coming out in front of parliament on a bitterly cold night showing support for the government and explicitly the rejection of austerity. many held up signs with messages directed at angela merkel saying essentially that greece would not back down. that popular support appears to be confirmed by opinion polls. since alexis tsipras was elected 2.5 weeks ago. opinion polls show the vast majority of greeks are behind his stand. that is why although they do want to compromise my sense is
that they'll push this very very hard. further, i belief than european leaders for financial institutions expected when alexis tsipras was elected. >> barnaby, thank you very much indeed. cold athens there. barnaby phillips reporting. >> now, a retrial is under way in egypt for two of our journalists, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed. behind bars for 411 days accused of colluding with the outlawed brotherhood. something that al jazeera says is nonsense. >> al jazeera english's cairo bureau chief baher mohamed and mohamed fadel fahmy were arrested on december 29, 2013 alongside correspond peter greste. the detention was believed to be temporary, based on problems with the media accreditation. within days the top posterior
announced they were being held on charges. the journalist and al jazeera network rejected the charges. so did the global media community. protesters demonstrated in solidarity with the three men. when the trial began in february the three pleaded not guilty. the proceedings ridiculed by legal experts. evidence presented by the prosecution including footage from a channel. music found on the journalist laptop. on june 23rd the verdict. guilty. mohamed fadel fahmy and peter greste sentenced to 7 years, baher mohamed to 10. others were sentenced to 10 years in absentia. condemnation came from around the world. >> the journalists in egypt, we have been clear publicly and
privately, they should be released. yet the man had to wait several months before the case was reviewed. they found the original trial failed to prove the man had a link. the court ordered a retrial. the three men were in gaol for more than a year. >> a new decree from abdul fatah al-sisi offered hope for two of the men. peter greste an australian. and mohamed fadel fahmy were able to apply for deportation. not available to baher mohamed. it was a slow-moving process. peter greste was freed on his 400th day in detention. met by his relieved family peter greste's unconditional release was tinged with sadness and frustration. amidsts the relief i feel a sense of concern and worry.
it is appropriate for me if it's right for me to be free it's right for all of them. the freedom was imcomment. as the days dragged on it was clear that he would stand besides fatah, in the hands of the egyptian judiciary. >> i promise you this is by chance. we are staying in egypt. it's not looking further. is that right. >> we have blowy conditions. it's been causing stormy weather across a good part of northern gipt. you can see the cloud, a fair bit of cloud much it has scored disruption over the last couple of days. these pictures are coming out from alexandria.
we travelled in the air and also by sea. we have the un settled weather staying with us for another day or so. it's making its way across the sinai pence. -- peninsula. it was cold coming in across the north-east. slowly moving as we go into the weekend. friday - 17, 18 celsius. a chance of a few showers in pleas. because we have the pressure usual, it's affecting the levant countries. we see heavy seas wind and rain through the weekend. >> thank you. the captain of the costa
concordia cruise ship has been sentenced for manslaughter. 32 passengers and crew died when the vessel was steered too close to the island of giglio. we have this report from where the trial was held. >> reporter: it's a verdict more than 4,000 cruise line passengers and crews have been witting for since 2012. wednesday night captain francesco schennino was convicted for his part in the worst maritime. he was given a 5 year sentence for causing a maritime disaster after sailing the cruise ship into rocks off the island of giglio. and 10 years for manslaughter after 32 passengers and crew
died in the chaotic situation. he was sentenced to another year in prison for abandoning passengers and beened for five years from the helm of vessels. concordia survivor said she has been waiting for this day for three years. six months for each death. and the family. it's six months or 17 years for them. it's forever. schettino was not in court, but pled his innocence one final time. >> in the end i'm farced to share an intimate and painful moment that i shared with survivors in my home. that should not be allowed. >> that's enough. >> the judges were not moved by fears. the sentence was not all neg ty
negative negative. >> the sentence was too harsh, but at least they were not represented. >> reporter: while many of the passengers may feel that justice is done they may have been disappointed that they will not spend a day in prison. an appeal court may oppose the sentence. they'll have to wait many more months. we will report in a moment on the newshour on the outrage from individuals as three muslim students are gunned down by a neighbour in u.s. the family of the victims call it a hate crime, the police say it was an argument about parking we will take a dive on a coral reef down under. what is down under. in sport mann city closed the gap on chelsea at the top of the english premier league.
another ceasefire has been announced for eastern ukraine, due to come in effect on february the 15th. saturday night/sunday morning. the leaders of russia ukraine, france germany held talks in the belarussian capital minsk in south korea, a former airline executive has been gaoled for a year for obstructing aviation safety. the air jet was forced to return to the terminal and off-load the
steward for serving nuts in a bag instead of a plate people are dead in south-eastern yemen where al qaeda fighters overran two army bases. three were killed more injuffed. we go to the south of the country, what is the significance of these two attacks? >> well the significance is more about the geographical location. that is the city. what we understand is there's a strong shia militia, who have been trying to set the forces moving from the south-west.
al qaeda so much keen on the shi'ites coming forth, taking control of the areas from one side and the fact that getting hold of weapons, and ammunition is another great incentive for them that's why they tart the area. it's -- target the area. it's important to know there's a strong tribal appearance. they have had a strong say in how things develop. there are soldiers that have been abducted by the fighters and what their fate will be we are waiting to find out. >> thank you the retrial of two gaoled al jazeera journalists began in egypt. mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed spent 411 days in gaol accused of colluding with the outlawed muslim brotherhood. something that al jazeera refutes. jeffrey robertson, former u.n. appeals judge, joining me from london to discuss the case.
mr robertson, good to have you with us. i know you are closely associated with what is going on in cairo. what are you hearing about what is going on and what are your hopes? >> well i think today the crunch will come for mohamed fadel fahmy. it may be at the al jazeera at the end of the day one. let's face it peter greste the australian, was released lasts week and mohamed fadel fahmy's lawyers were told that he would not be far away because the authorisation has been given to remove his egyptian citizenship, so he's a full-blooded canadian. therefore entitled to the same latitude that mr peter greste has been given, namely deportation. there was another development this week when the appeal court brought down its written judgment and said there was no evidence terror. >> against these men, and that
was the charge on which they were convicted. they were doing their jobs as reporters, and there was no evidence that they had any sinister relationships with the muslim brotherhood. so that is an important development, and the court hearing today comes in against the background of the appeal court saying there is no evidence against them. so with any luck and the egyptian system is upside down but with any luck from mohamed fadel fahmy at least will have the case against him either removed or adjourned, and they'll be deported following peter greste to cyprus and to freedom. that is what should happen. what will happens, of course is a matter for the egyptian authorities. >> and we'll have to wait and see within a few hours, the
egyptian president said... >> we'll know when the prosecutor - what the prosecutor should do in the next few minutes is to withdraw the case fingers crossed. >> i think that's what should happen. >> can i say - the president says it's not up to him, it's up to the court. you have said that egypt is riddled with what you call lick spittle judges they do what they are told by those in higher places. >> certainly. >> are they simply going to do what abdul fatah al-sisi wants if they throw this case out or these cases out today? >> i think everything is done in relation to what abdul fatah al-sisi wants. the lower court judges and he's back before the lower court, will do what they are told. what they should do is a matter of legality is abide by the
decision. appeal court which said there was no evidence against the men, and the prosecutor or the court should throw the case out. whether they throw the case out against the third member baher mohamed, who is a full egyptian citizen, is another matter. but that is what had happen. we wait to see what will happen. after all, there are some 16 journalists in prison in egypt on similar trumped up charges. there are thousands of people imprisoned in egypt for protesting. it is a system that is riddled with decisiveness and disorder. it's difficult to see, other than in it case of peter greste and mohamed fadel fahmy, there seems to have been a decision at a high level, if not presidential, at least at cabinet level, to let them go.
but the case has been interrupted, i know. amal clooney, his lawyer asked for a meeting with the president because it's outrageous that mohamed fadel fahmy is in exactly the same position as mr peter greste both were arrested at the same time both were sentenced after an unfair trial to 7 years imprisonment which was barbaric and peter greste now - he's been deported because he's a foreigner. mr mohamed fadel fahmy shed his duel egyptian citizenship and is a canadian. that's been in the egyptian gazette. so he should automatically as a matter of logic and law. should follow peter greste. that will leave the al jazeera, baher mohamed to face a
ludicrous allegation that he's a terrorist. >> from the back of the court, i have to say thank you. i have to say thank you. summing up for the defense, very eloquently and malifluously jeffrey robertson qc. we'll get back to you later if and when we get good news. >> leading marine scientists said this year could mark a devastating breach of coral and marine life. one of the most important coral reefs face destruction. >> for decades the landscape has been the focus of study. a marine scientist and cop vervesist is working to protect the area. it's home to coral, 3,000 different kinds of fish and a
host of marine life. >> it's a home for fish. feeding for fish. coral reef is like shelter in the desert. >> the climate change is warming the ocean, causing mass cases of coral bleaching and die off around the globe. this el nino will warm the waters and take the reefs a step closer to extinction. >> it will disappear from the area. >> there's other threats to the coral. >> a diver operator has been battling. protests last year turned violent with rocks thrown. the mines protected by officials. authorities have been aggressive in keeping divers away from their operations. we'll dive in gear swim as close to the jetty under water.
>> the visibility is so poor it's all we can do to stay together. when we find a reef it's covered in layers of silt. visible patches are choking. after a few minutes, we surface. >> how was the coral here before. >> it was beautiful, healthy, lots of colours and fish. now, it's nothing. not all is lost. while researchers found that climate change is not having as big an impact on coral here. that's because the triangle's reefs are closer to deeper water. to protect them from human destruction, they formed community teams. >> i have confidence if they do something, there's coral, it will be accessed the resources of the people. accessed and people can eat for
tomorrow and in the future. and with the way currents carry coral. they believe preserving this paradise could save reef worldwide. for more on this. you can watch '101 east - the last reef"" candle lit vigils have been held for three muslim students shot dead in the united states. a neighbour has been charged for their murders. there's a dispute over whether the killings were a hate crime. andy gallagher has more from north carolina. . [ bells ring ] >> reporter: as church bells rang out thousands gathered to remember the lives of three young and gifted students. the campus in north carolina
chapel hill never witnessed signs like this the loss of deah shaddy barakat, his wife yusor mohammad and 19-year-old sis der razan shocked the community. they lived in an apartment close to campus and were only managed a few weeks ago. tuesday, they were shot and killed. >> we ask you to celebrate the memories of our family members. we are in a state of shock and will never be able to make sense of the tragedy. we appreciate your concerns and the outpouring of love and support 46-year-old craig stephen hicks has been charged with three counts of first degree murder. police believe a long-term argument over parking could be why they were shot and killed. the family says it was an act of hate red. it was a hate crime from a neighbour, our children spoke about it. they were uncomfortable with it.
threatening and despising talking down to them. >> i'm a student. >> reporter: all three students were academically successful and heavily involved in the community. many called for their killer to be charged with a hate crime. on campus they were determined to show unity. >> it was incredible. they were surrounded by so many people. >> they wanted to show that they cared, want to come together as a community. >> i'm from chapel hill so this hit home. >> whatever happiness, the community is showing solidarity and coming together to mourn and
remember the loss. in columbia the latest round of peace talks between the government and f.a.r.c. rebels. al jazeera's correspondent travelled to the northern regions where in the past some of the worst fighting has taken place. >> reporter: dancing is a form of resistance once upon a time. they danced though the worst of the times. flitting between the columbian military and f.a.r.c. rebel, and they are dancing as the guns are falling silent. both with a unilateral ceasefire in late december. there's a sense of serenity. we don't here clashes and explosions, and for us it's been a blessing. >> it's a promising start of the
year in columbia. a few have died in the conflict than in any other time. there's euphemism in the air. everyone knows that the war is far from over. >> manuel rodriguez runs a motorcycle shot where people are caught in the middle of this conflict. while business has gone up since the fire manuel worries that the lull is temporary. we still have doubts because they tried many times before to bring peace and failed. it's difficult to believe that this time it would be revealed. >> calca is a central drug corridor. the surrounding mountains providing a safe haven.
many say there has been a slowdown in operations. something the military denies. >> yes, there has been a reduction of f.a.r.c. attack matters. we are now in control of the up to and rural area and the rebels are unable to move easily and move explosives. >> the fighting may not be over. but they have renewed hope that it they can lead to a different tune we are behind the scenes in a life-saving set in spain. in sport - how is it going for the australian captain michael clarke is he fit for
more on this from sports correspondent lee wellings live from london. lee, there has been a few people speculating about tiger's career and the comeback. could it be uphill for him? >> he doesn't think so. he's indicating that he will go away and work on the game properly without failing in tournaments. the question is can he come back as quickly as he will do which is conceivably by the end of this month, and in the tournament then. can he do that. how much difference is it going to make in a short amount of time off that he is planning. he is not competitive. imagine how it must feel a man who was pretty much described as a genius dominating the government for years.
he won 14 majors won over 100 tournaments and is not in a position to compete. 130 seconds last he finished the phoenix open. a lot is psychological. a lot is physical. the injuries, whether it's a back problem. it's certainly a factor. he's had a problem much other problems. he had a leg injury seven years ago. but this almost feels sometimes as if he's falling apart and it will be difficult to come back and challenge the tournament trophies. >> it's not just a problem for tiger woods, it's a problem for the sport, isn't it? >> it's a major issue for golf and has been for over five years now. they were reliant on tiger woods. he transsurrendered golf.
you look at the winners. and then woods - they didn't have superstar quality where people that didn't follow golf. knew who they are, what they are doing, dominating headlines. sponsors coming into gulf they want the star quality, eyes on the tournament. one thing i would say is that gulf has had to get used to a situation where tiger woods is not prominent and not competing at the high level. really they'll have to continue to be used to it. lee wellings reporting live from london. >> cricket and australian captain michael clarke has been able to play. he opened batting on wednesday, top scoring with 64 runs.
he is still recovering from surgery, and coach darren lehman says when it comes to play he will not risk him. >> pull up really well is not playing saturday. there you go. how's that. no, happy the way he pulled up. happy with his progress. we'll stick to the plan. he'll play against bangladesh. >> chelsea held on to the 7-point lead at the top of the premier league. a last-minute goal giving them a 1-0 lead. chelsea had been seconds away from seeing the lead cut to five points. >> every time i had a couple of matches where we won. it was the first time of the season. very difficult match.
a different everton. it's a come plement, not a critic. we left george north out of the six nations squad because of concerns over a concussion injury, suffering two big hits to the head. north appeared to be unconscious, but welsh medical staff, since the incident. north has been given an extended recovery after suffering a similar injury. >> he's not a happy man. he's disappointed. this is not a rugby list this is about you and your longevity in the game. you have taken a couple of knocks. the last thing you need or anyone is to get another knock. >> the toronto raptors is heading into the n.b.a. all-star break after beating the washington wizards. they hit a ty breaking jump shot
beating washington 95 to 93, hoping for three points. toronto's third-straight win. there's more sport on the website. for the latest check out aljazeera.com/sport. that's all your sport for now to spain, it's one of the highest rates of organ donations in the world. it's part of our special series on our issues. we look at spain's model. when the telephone rings here it can make the difference between life and death. >> now we have emergency in one part of spain. people with organ failure in spain have a realistic chance of getting life-saving surgery they
need. >> medical staff will call through to the coordination centre. where matching a donor with are recipient begins. >> spain is a world leader in organ donation. few carry donor cards here. the key is on call. it's their skill in being able to identify potential donors which helped turn around donation rates. doctors are trained to steer families towards donation. if they are faced with a difficult station about a loved one. who may have been declared dead. this doctor devised the programme. >> most important is this critical moment when the person is dying. but the hardest is it's complicated. that this person is really dead.
to have the adequate person in the adequate pleas at the adequate moment is the main reason that makes the families say yes or no. >> and that moment can make all the dins. julio has had three kidneys, the first two from anonymous don or the last from his sister. >> it's important for society to know what it means to donate an organ. it can save a life. in my case it allowed me to grow from a child to adult. to do to university have a family and a plan. >> to julio the future is looking bright. >> and that is it for now from me david foster and the al
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a breakthrough on the ukraine crisis. warring parties agree to a ceasefire after hours of tough negotiations. negotiations. hello, i'm martine dennis with the news from al jazeera. also to come... ..greeks stick to their guns over debt terms after talks with creditors fail to make a head way. >> the korean air executive who flew into a raid over a packet of nuts is gaoled.